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Regulators: More than 14,000 gallons of saltwater spill

Regulators: More than 14,000 gallons of saltwater spill

GRASSY BUTTE, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota oil regulators say more than 14,000 gallons of saltwater have spilled from a central tank battery about 14 miles southwest of Grassy Butte (BYOOT) in Billings County. The North Dakota Oil and Gas Division says Cobra Oil and Gas Corp. reported that the 14,280 gallons were released, contained and recovered at the site. ...

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Testing to determine if spill tainted ND drinking water

Testing to determine if spill tainted ND drinking water

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Regulators are monitoring tests to determine if an oil field spill near Williston has tainted drinking water sources in the area, the North Dakota Department of Health said Tuesday. Denver-based Zavanna LLC told regulators a faulty valve caused a spill of more than 114,000 gallons of oily saltwater at a well site about 4 miles northeast ...

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Water disposal thrives amid oil slump

Though waste water management is an often overlooked component of oil and gas operations, Community Radio for Northern Colorado reports that it’s a field on the rise. Wastewater disposal accounts for a significant portion of production expenses; Bluefield Research, a water consulting firm, reports that American frackers spent more than $6 billion on water management in 2014. T-Rex Oil intends ...

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Summit Midstream unsure when pipeline will resume operation

On Thursday Summit Midstream Partners LP announced that the company is unsure when its damaged saltwater line in North Dakota will return to operating as usual, according to a report from Reuters. On January 6 the pipeline rupture was detected north of Williston. State officials estimate that nearly 3 million gallons of saltwater generated by oil and gas drilling was ...

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ND official: 3M gallons of saltwater spills, damage unclear

WILLISTON, N.D. — State officials say nearly 3 million gallons of saltwater generated by oil drilling has leaked from a North Dakota pipeline, though the environmental effects aren’t immediately clear. State health official Dave Glatt said Wednesday that the leak was detected Jan. 6, north of Williston. It’s the largest saltwater spill since the state’s oil boom began in 2006, ...

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Cleanup of Bakken oil spill nears completion

The cleanup of a North Dakota well blowout that occurred last week is nearing completion, according to a report by The Bismarck Tribune. The well released 600 barrels, or 25,000 gallons, of oil and saltwater. The incident took place on January 2 at a well site owned and operated by the private firm Petro-Hunt LLC.  A company spokesman reported to ...

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Waste injection site picking up momentum in the Bakken

October marked the opening of Citadel Energy’s first of nine saltwater disposal facilities planned for North Dakota, and disposal services have been climbing steadily, according to the Forum News Service. Citadel, a freshwater provider and oilfield waste management company operating in the Bakken, has begun handling the disposal of produced and flowback water at its site dubbed the Pembroke SWD ...

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Saltwater Conservation summit gets underway Thursday in Cape Coral

CAPE CORAL — Florida Sen. Bill Nelson kicked off the 2014 Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership Saltwater Summit Thursday in Cape Coral by warning that the environment in Florida remains under attack from oil-drilling interests, particularly the lingering after-effects of the Deepwater Horizon disaster and the oil-recovery technique known as fracking. Speaking before nearly 100 national eco-officials and media members at ...

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Statoil well spills saltwater in Mountrail County

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The North Dakota Oil and Gas division announced today that there has been a saltwater release six miles southwest of Ross, ND. A valve failure has caused 830 barrels, or 34,860 gallons, of saltwater to be released. The well is owned by Statoil Oil & Gas LP. The spill has been contained and recovered on site. Earlier this week it ...

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Plea agreement reached in illegal dumping case

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Earlier this year a driver from Black Hills Trucking Inc. was accused of illegally dumping saltwater out of his truck in Williams County. Today the Associated Press reported that Leo Slemin announced he will be pleading guilty to the charge due to a plea agreement. The agreement has resulted in a one-year jail sentence, three years of suspended probation and ...

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